Business, education, government, and civic leaders have come together with the St. Louis Regional Chamber to ensure that the St. Louis region excels in workforce and talent development. These public and private sector partners know that a well-prepared workforce is our most important economic asset, and they are committed to working together to strengthen the region’s future human capital.
Workforce Development Programs
Our primary focus is to attract, retain, and engage a globally competent workforce for regional employers. We work to empower professionals with the tools they need to succeed, teach business owners how to build capacity, and encourage those just beginning their careers to start off strong in the St. Louis region.
The St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative’s Fellows leadership program is designed to address the interests and challenges professionals of color face as they work to advance their careers.
This year-long program enhances each Fellow’s leadership capacity through professional development, relationship building, and civic engagement.
The St. Louis Regional Chamber Diverse Business Accelerator (DBA) is for ethnically, racially, and gender-diverse business owners looking to advance their professional objectives and build capacity. In the span of three months, the program walks owners through how to develop their business goals, market and communicate their services, make meaningful connections, and prepare for growth.
Project 250 is designed to attract, employ, retain and engage college students and recent graduates within a 250-mile radius of the St. Louis region. Project 250 aims to increase the inward migration of the talent to the region and to retain more graduates from local academic institutions. The reach of this project extends the potential talent pool to encompass 10 states.
As a regional convener, we often work alongside other organizations to advance initiatives centered on economic development, workforce development, and talent attraction.